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Randonneuring: How to Succeed in the "Big Tent" of Cycling


Randonneuring: How to Succeed in the "Big Tent" of Cycling

Time: November 21, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park
Street: 1925 Skokie Valley Road
City/Town: Highland Park
Website or Map:
Phone: 847-433-8735
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Sheri
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2019

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Come join us for an evening with Dawn Piech, an American Midwest female cyclist who specializes in ultra-cycling and randonneuring, as well as a recipient of the 2018 World Ultra Cycling Association McMillion Scholarship. In 2015, she completed Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 1,200k in 88:46 hours and became an Ancienne in the “Great Book” in Paris, France. The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Organized every four years by the host Audax Club Parisien, it is the oldest bicycling event still run on a regular basis on the open road.

Dawn's presentation will cover the different types of randonneuring events, how to prepare to be successful, and proper nutrition to stay strong on these long, grueling rides. She will also debunk the 5 Myths about randonneuring.

Since you can’t participate in randonneuring without the right equipment. KC will discuss the features of both the Trek Checkpoint and several OPEN models that meet the demand of ultra cycling.

Sign up today to secure your spot for this exciting presentation.

More about Dawn Piech:

Since Paris-Brest-Paris, she has completed 5 consecutive Audax Club Parisien Super Randonneur Series (200k, 300k, 400k, 600K Audax brevets), awarded by France for the past four years. Additionally, she received the Randonneurs USA R-12 award the past 3 years, for finishing consecutive 200K events each month of the year. Moreover, Dawn finished the inaugural Coulee Challenge 1200k grand randonnee in 2018 and has completed the World Ultracycling Association Year Rounder Challenge the past 4 years. This challenge recognizes consistent performance in cycling throughout the season riding 12 centuries and double centuries in 10 months over a year.

Additionally, she has been featured in Silent Sports and The Chainlink Chicago and has published 3 cycling articles in the American Randonneur national cycling magazine, Journal of Randonneurs USA. Additionally, she was interviewed and featured in the official 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris Le Film.

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